‘What a great day it was’ – Visitors mark last four decades of market with bumper Barkway event
PUBLISHED: 14:18 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18 11 May 2017
Organisers have been celebrating the success of the annual Barkway Market after an estimated 4,000 visitors poured into the village on Saturday.
Barkway has had a market since 1270 but the event marked 40 years since it was restarted back in 1977 as a street market to raise money for a celebration of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
Market co-ordinator Tom Wornham said: “It’s lovely to see so many people from the village pulling together on market day.
Huge thanks to all the volunteers, and especially to those at Manor Farm who allow us to hold the market and park cars on their land. We’re delighted that everyone seems to have had a successful day.
Stallholders and customers enjoyed the event.
Barkway Market 2017
Arts and crafts on display. Picture: Clive Porter
Lizzy and Sophie Clark from Newsells enjoying the day. Picture: Clive Porter
Royston's town band. Picture: Clive Porter
Susan Edwards checking out some of the sweet treats on offer. Picture: Clive Porter
Ray Tisbury with his items for sale .Picture: Clive Porter
Finlay Tanner has a go at winning a Minion.Picture: Clive Porter
Julia Thomas and Sue Robson with retro keepsakes stallholer Alan Taylor. Picture: Clive Porter
People flocked to the popular market. Picture: Clive Porter
Regular attendees of the annual show, Rob and Katrina Jones brought along their two Italian Spinone, Mabel and Madge. Picture: Clive Porter
Royston and District Model Engineering Club provided steam rides for the many families attending the market . Picture: Clive Porter
One commented, “It was our first year at the event, and what a great day it was.”
Another said, “I have never been before, and I loved it.”
Food sellers also reported a brisk trade.
Rev Ruth Pyke raised the Union Flag to open the market, she thanked the organisers, and wished everybody success.
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